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1 Third Grade Reading Guarantee Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District By: Andrea Celico, Ph.D., Assistant Superintendent Karen Heinsbergen, Program Specialist-Literacy

2 CH-UH Vision & Mission P.A.S.S.A.G.E. Every Student, Every Day! Some Success, Some Way! Only district in Cuyahoga County and only 1 of 8 in the state to receive all A’s in 4 value- added areas!

3 Teacher Credentialing Third grade: ensure any student that’s “not on track” has a teacher who meets one of the credentialing requirements 33% of our 3 rd grade classroom teachers currently meet the requirements of the TGRG Provided list of accredited programs and costs for teachers Praxis test information shared with teachers Provided endorsement classes at Notre Dame College at discounted rate (subsidized by TeachOhio Grant)

4 Where we have been… since 2010 Materials Assessments ELA Shifts Strategic Planning Instruction

5 Literacy Plan Structure Minimum of 135 minute literacy block for students in grades K-3 Addressed student-teacher ratio Performance Grouping Professional Development and preparation Staggered Start Resource allocation Staffing decisions Literacy leads Intervention support - LLI Curriculum and Instruction Comprehensive Literacy Framework (handout) Performance Grouping Intervention Support Ohio’s New Learning Standards Scope and sequence Standards-Based Report Card

6 Assessment of students’ skills How did we determine if a student was “on track” or “not on track?” Use composite score from DIBELS subtest for K-3 by September 30 Reading diagnostics (grades 1-2) administered in November (ODE) Other assessments: Running records Guided reading level benchmarking (F & P) Progress monitoring using DIBELS

7 After assessment…. Move students into groups based on student performance Parent notification sent out (handout) Create RIMP’s for “not on track” K-3 students Sample RIMP (handout) Supported by Literacy Leads and Central Office administrators Provided us with information about student interventions over time Working on a warehouse for storing intervention information to track students

8 Early Literacy and Reading Readiness Grant $20,000 from ODE 2 elementary schools Offered to “not on track” 2 nd graders Community partnership with Great Lakes Science Center November-March Weekly lunch sessions Program aligns to Ohio New Learning standards in science and ELA and aligns to classroom objectives Experiments and writing components

9 Summer Programming Offer programming to 3 rd grade students who haven’t met 392 threshold (currently approximately 164 students out of 414 or 40%) Camp Jumpstart for incoming 1 st Graders BAGG (Books-A-Go-Go) for all families

10 Parent and Community Communication and Testimonials Website (handouts) Letters Newsletters Surveys Staggered Start Survey link for feedback survey survey Curriculum nights TGRG Information nights (school-based) Student Testimonial Parent Testimonial

11 Challenges Assessing students prior to school year starting Tracking interventions electronically Finding properly licensed teachers Staffing implications for retained students Timing of OAA test results as they relate to summer programming Making choices with limited funds


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